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Fall King Mackerel Live Baiting in Hatteras by Jake Worthington When fall weather comes to Hatteras Island you know King Mackerel season is not far behind. King fishing can be done several ways during this time of the year. You can jig on bait marks on your fish finder when you large amounts of schooled bait. Another technique is trolling Drone Spoons or seawitches with a strip bait paired with a planer behind your boat. Both can be an effective way to catch Kings that are present on the water. My favorite however is fishing for Kings with live bait. If you are going to live bait you must to have a live well to hold the bait and keep it alive. Your live well must some type of oxygen generating system whether it is an aeration system or an oxygen generating system. The bait is going to have to survive the ride from where it is caught to the fishing area, which sometimes can be up to 10-15 miles or more offshore depending on weather factors and bait presence. To get your bait you will more than likely travel outside of Hatteras Inlet, and look for birds working bait balls. If you don’t see birds then you will have to rely on your eyes spotting schools near the surface or watching your sonar system. When you get your bait make sure you don’t over stock the tank because doing so may increase your bait mortality. Always keep a 5 gallon bucket and immediately remove any fish that look to be lethargic or dead. Keep these fish as you may run out of live bait, if you get into a good school of fish and you can always use the dead bait. It is not as effective but it is better than nothing! Once you arrive where the fish are, then you can hook your live bait rigs up. You will be drift fishing with the live bait drifting by the boat. You can also troll live bait if you like, but if bait schools are present the drift method seems to work better. Make sure you know your reel, and how it functions because when that King hits they will start dumping line off of your reel. You don’t want to snatch the rod to set the hooks let the King do that when he starts his run. If you try to set the hooks you may snatch the rig right out of his mouth. Reeling a King is takes a lot of finesse and getting your drag set just right. That is why I prefer a lever drag over a star adjustment drag. If you don’t have a boat or prefer not to trailer a boat all the way to Hatteras you are also in luck because there are numerous charters that specialize in King fishing. Captain Spurgeon Stowe of the Miss Hatteras offers live bait trips that are economical. There are also several captains that do charters too. You can call Odens Dock, Teaches Lair, and Hatteras Harbor for boats and rates. See you on the water!!! Chamber Accepting Parade Entries The Perquimans Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for entries in the 2015 Perquimans County Christmas Parade slated for Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. in Downtown Historic Hertford. The theme is “A CandyLand Christmas” and bands, floats, walking units, riding units, antique or custom-designed vehicles, marching units, horses, clowns, cartoon characters and more are invited to participate. The parade honors Dr. Dwayne Stallings, superintendent of Perquimans County Schools, as grand marshal this year. Dr. Stallings retires in December after 20 years in education. Parade lineup is 12 noon at Perquimams County High School. Members of the Hertford Rotary Club will offer hotdogs and water/hot chocolate for sale in the school parking lot. There is no entry fee unless you wish to compete in the Best Float Contest. To enter, download an application at, call 252-426- 5657, or request an application at Conversations Over Coffee November’s Chamber Conversations Over Coffee will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Perquimans Extension Building located at 610A South Edenton Road Street in Hertford beginning at 8:30 a.m. A free continental breakfast will be provided. Brandon Shoaf, Hertford’s town manager, will speak on the town’s electric rates, utility conservation, and how it impacts local businesses. Please RSVP for breakfast at 252-426-5657 by Nov. 16. Shop Small Nov. 28 in Perquimans Think Christmas! Think Perquimans! The Perquimans Chamber is gearing up for upcoming holiday promotions on Shop Small Saturday Nov. 28 and two weeks in December. For information on the special promotions, check out Albemarle Tradewinds November 2015 19